Man, that Borderlands game for Xbox 360 and Ps3 looks pretty spiffy, and even moreso because of the awesome TV commercial featuring that Cage The Elephant song (they’re awesome in concert, BTW).  Still, I’m leery to purchase it just yet … of course, then I read something like the news at ShockTillYouDrop, and not buying it becomes that much more difficult…

2K Games announced today that the first game add-on content for Borderlands, “The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned,” is now available for download from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 and from the PlayStation Network for 800 Microsoft Points and $9.99, respectively.

Developed by Gearbox Software, “The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned” is the first in a series of downloadable expansions for Borderlands.

Tasked with keeping the workers of Jakobs Cove alive, Dr. Ned does his job a little too well, creating flesh-eating zombies and other ghastly abominations that now run rampant in this region. Players will have to work alongside Dr. Ned as they embark on an explosive journey to cure the decaying inhabitants of Jakobs Cove in this expansion filled with new formidable enemies, new grueling quests and rare loot drops.

“We are very excited to present fans of the highly acclaimed Borderlands with the first expansion,” says Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned presents a bold new storyline that entertains and excites, and simultaneously ensures that fans still receive the same great gameplay experience that made the original game a success.”

You put zombies in anything, and my ears perk up. Hell, I almost bought Call of Duty for the downloadable zombie missions. Anybody out there own Borderlands? Any good?